How to Celebrate Your Anniversary at Home

Anniversary Ideas to Celebrate at Home
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Celebrating an anniversary at home doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the romance or the creativity. In fact, staying in can transform your special day into an intimate celebration that’s both meaningful and memorable. From crafting a cozy backyard picnic under a sky filled with twinkling lights to transforming your living room into a dance floor where you can sway to your song, there are countless anniversary ideas at home to rekindle your love without stepping out the door. Whether it’s your first anniversary or your fiftieth, let’s explore enchanting ideas to make your at-home anniversary as unique and beautiful as your love story.

Grab some candles, pop the champagne, and let’s do this! In fact, when the usual go-to activity is just going out to dinner, the extra time and creativity it takes to celebrate at home can make the milestone even sweeter.

Here is your 10-step checklist for creative anniversary ideas at home!

1. Decorate the House

Date Night at Home
photo: Nicole Ashley Photography | via This Indoor Elopement

GO ALL OUT! Set the dining room table, pull out that fancy wedding china, pick some flowers from the garden, light the candles, etc! Want to recreate the setting from your first date? Do it! Did you have a special theme from your wedding day? Get creative! You can find so many sweet decorations around the house to put together the perfect romantic setting.

2. Cook and Bake Together

DIY Wedding Cake
photo: Stefanie Keeler Photography | via this Modern Minimalism Inspo

Cook your wedding dinner or bake your wedding cake! How sweet would it be to try and recreate your wedding reception meal together?! If you can’t do that, pick a meal that holds special significance. Did you have your Honeymoon in Italy? Make it a pasta night! First date at the local Mexican restaurant? Tacos!! It doesn’t have to be fancy as long as it speaks to you as a couple. Want to get outside? Why not make it a picnic?

3. Make Fun Cocktails

Delicious Cocktail Recipes
 photo: The Cookie Rookie

Nothing starts off a fun night like a delicious cocktail! Here are some of our favorite recipes that you can try:

4. Get Dressed Up

Anniversary at Home
photo: Shannon Rosan | via this Artful Elopement Inspiration

Just because you’re not going out on the town doesn’t mean to can’t get dressed up! If you want to, it could even be fun to pull out your wedding dress and wear it again for the evening! Everyone always says they wish they could wear their gown more than once! You and your SO could even stage another first look moment. So sweet!

5. Wine + Dine

Make the night ultra fancy with wine, cheese and chocolate. Everybody loves a good cocktail hour! Here’s how you can make the most delicious cheese and crostini board.

6. Break Out the Wedding Album + Video

Wedding Anniversary Ideas
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Wouldn’t it be sweet to celebrate your anniversary by reminiscing about the day? Pull out your wedding photos and enjoy some time looking at them together. Remember each moment and why you’re so grateful to be with the other person. On the same note, watch your wedding video! You may not have even seen it for a while!

7. Give Homemade Gifts

You may find you have some extra time on your hands right now and nothing says “I Love You” like a handmade gift! We’ve got some super cute and fun DIYs to give you some ideas!

8. Vow Renewal

celebrate at home
photo: Lauren Nicole Photography | via this Engagement Photo Roundup

Share your vows again. Since it’s just the two of you, you have a perfect opportunity to share this intimate moment together. Most likely, on wedding day, you shared your vows in front of dozens of people. It can be super special to renew the vows again with no one else around!

9. YouTube Dance Lessons

At home date ideas
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One at-home anniversary idea that we love is to YouTube Dance Lessons and learn some moves together! This would be the perfect after-dinner activity for your at-home anniversary celebration!

If one of you play an instrument, sing to one another and maybe dance on your roof?! Loving these moments….

Couple Dancing on their Roof
Couple Dancing on their Roof
photos: Mason Neufeld Photography

10. Finish the Night

At home Date Night
photo: Yann of Lifestories | via this Moroccan Wedding

Round out the night with a sweet activity like stargazing in the yard, sparklers, or releasing sky lanterns (if you are somewhere safe to do that). You can even make this a new anniversary tradition! You can shop the cutest sky lanterns right from Etsy!

at home anniversary ideas
photo: India Earl | via this Engagement Photo Roundup

There you have it friends! Make this anniversary the best one ever!

Also, if you are looking for fun date night at home ideas, we love these Date Night in a Box you can have shipped to your home each month!

We’d love to hear how your at-home celebrations go, so let us know down in the comments!